Following guidance from the Government during the Coronavirus pandemic, The Prop day facility and night shelters are currently closed until further notice.
All York Road Project facilities and services (except move-on properties) are currently being delivered from HG Wells conference centre and adjoining Woking Hotel.
Listed activities may be cancelled or adapted for the safety of our team and clients. If you have any questions or queries please reach our on social media @YorkRoadProject using #AskYRP or call a member of our team on: (01483) 728739
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Our Direct-Access Night Shelter
Our 11 bed night shelter runs on an instant access basis and is open 365 days a year. Those experiencing homelessness with no where else to go can simpy call us or see us face to face; if we have a vacancy we will house them on a first come first serve basis.
We prioritise clients with a connection to Woking but also help people who approach us from neighbouring boroughs.
The night shelter is not simply a roof over our clients' heads as we provide meals, medical and dental referrals, benefits and housing advice and further referalls to any specialist services that may be needed - for example help with mental health and wellbeing or drug and alcohol addiction.
Each of our clients is welcome to stay for three weeks in the shelter, during this time we help them to find suitable accommodation to move on to. Often the next step is into our move-on properties which offer a supported housing solution.
Our Move-on Properties
We are responsible for 5 move-on properties that offer 20 beds to our clients across the boroughs of Woking and Waverley. We recognise that not everyone is ready to live independently so in our move-on properties our outreach team work proactively with the client to support them with any difficulties creating barriers to accessing stable, longer-term accommodation.
Our move-on properties range from small flats to shared houses with common areas. The exact specifications vary but all are equipped with everything needed to live independently. Occupants are offered accommodation options depending on the level of support they require. As each property comes with a different level of support, it's possible to progress through the properties over time as your support needs lessen until permanent independent living is achievable.
Our Tenancy Sustainment Worker
When a client and our outreach worker feel permanent independent living is achievable our tenancy sustainment worker is that helping hand of reassurance ensuring the client is prepared with everything they need and that they are settling into independent living well.
We are confident that our tenancy sustainment worker minimises the risks of our client failing on their own, tracking every step and being that go to contact should there be any challenges.
Due to COVID-19 we are operating a temporary facility at HG Wells conference centre and adjoining Woking hotel offering limited day and night services. An evening meal is provided to clients alongside a laundry service and washing/shower facilities.
Thanks to all those who have funded parts of the service that we operate as a charity.
Additional thanks to Woking Borough Council for their continued support assisting us in our mission to defeat homelessness in Woking.